So I have a new house in northern Michigan and after talking with the neighbor it turns out that there is a black bear family that lives in the area. I have little kids and I am wondering if I should be carrying a gun in case of emergency while they are outside playing. I currently carry a few different 9mm and wondering if I should upgrade. I do not want a huge gun to carrying around while playing with the kids, also don't really want a revolver. So I was thinking maybe a .45. Looking at the Glocks and Springfields, they have fairly compact .45s that hold around 13 rounds. I know that a .45 probably isn't the best round for a black bear, but with 13 rounds I'm thinking that might be enough. Anyone have any thoughts, ever deal with this type of situation. Thanks for any thoughts.